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How We Work

Diverse owned businesses who register with Sony Pictures can expect an equal opportunity to bid on business projects and to receive information about how the Sony Pictures purchasing process works.

Sony Pictures Supplier Information Diversity Standards and Practices

How We Work

Sony Pictures continues to partner with highly-qualified, diverse businesses and entities who certify such businesses. We know there are underutilized businesses that should be heard and leveraged for their unique capabilities and perspectives. We reach out to diverse and/or small owned businesses via conferences, networking events, supplier receptions and social media. We partner with several membership organizations which offer valuable business resources and networking opportunities for diverse owned businesses. Some of our partners include:

  • National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC)
    • Southern California Minority Supplier Development Council (SCMSDC) NMSDC regional affiliate
  • Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC)
    • Women’s Business Enterprise Council – West (WBEC-West) WBENC regional affiliate
  • National LGBT Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC)
    • Los Angeles LGBTQ  Chamber of Commerce (LAGLCC) NGLCC regional affiliate
  • Disability:IN
  • National Veteran-Owned Business Association (NaVOBA)
  • Small Business Administration (SBA)
  • Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)
  • WEConnect International
  • Minority Supplier Development UK (MSDUK)
  • European Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (EGLCC)

Sony Pictures seeks to foster these relationships in all communities where we do business.

What Is Expected From Our Suppliers

How We Work

Sony Pictures has achieved great success by consistently providing quality entertainment products. To continue meeting customer and stakeholder expectations, we expect the following from our suppliers and vendors:

  • Financial stability and viability
  • Innovative products and business solutions at competitive prices
  • Excellent customer service
  • A track record of superior performance
  • On-time delivery
  • Demonstrated technical leadership
  • Adherence to industry best practices
  • Valid diversity certification

Products and Services We Purchase

Sony Pictures actively seeks non-traditional suppliers for the following:

  • Production and Post Production Services
  • Human Resource and Benefit Related Services
  • Office Furniture and Supplies
  • Building Maintenance Service
  • Marketing and Communications
  • Information Technology
  • Digital and Web Design
  • Transportation and Warehousing
  • Waste Management and Remediation
  • Printing
  • Taxi and Limo
  • Event Planning
  • Real Estate, Rentals and Leasing
  • Construction
  • Security
  • Elevator Maintenance
  • Reprographics
  • Professional Services
  • Janitorial Services
  • Landscaping
  • Food Service
  • Temporary and Permanent Staffing
  • Legal Services
  • Promotional Items

Diversity Certifications We Recognize

Certifications we recognize  include, but are not limited to:

  • Minority Business Enterprise (MBE)
  • Small Business Concern (SBC)
  • Small Disadvantaged Business Concern (SDB)
  • Women's Business Enterprise (WBE)
  • Historically Underutilized Business Zone (HUBZone)
  • Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBE)
  • Veteran Business Enterprises (VBE)
  • Disabled Veteran Business Enterprises (DVBE)
  • Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual and Transgender (LGBT)
  • Disabled-Owned Business Enterprise (DOBE)

Get in Touch Now

You'll find informed professionals in our purchasing group, happy to answer your questions.

Please contact:
Supplier Diversity
Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc.